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Old 12-23-2013, 09:50 AM
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I apologize for reviving an old thread, but I just brought in my vehicle into the dealership for an oil change. 2013 TSX Tech Package Automatic with 4k miles. The service manager there said that the indicator states 40%, therefore there is no need to change the oil.

So, I am used to having the interval of 3-4k miles per oil change on my 2002 accord.
The service manager tells me:
"That is the old way way of oil changes, now the intervals are no longer needed, but rather just change when the indicator shows up that a oil service is due. Also, if I do want to do an oil change right now before the indicator shows up, all the A1 codes will also be cleared, so they will not show up anymore."

Is what the service manager described accurate??
I am skeptical, but I am definitely not knowledgeable.

I appreciate anyone that can provide some insight.

Thanks in advanced.
follow the maintenance minder. it's there for a reason. long gone are the days when you need to get an oil change every 3k miles. if you do that now with the tsx, you're wasting money. also you said you have a 2013 tsx tech. i'm assuming it's new. if it's new, the first batch of oil in your car has added shit in it to help break in the engine. leave it till your mm is at 10% or less or whatever. also helps if you it says it right there to follow the mm intervals. depending on how you drive, your mileage per oil change can vary from less than 5k (before mm reads 15%) to close to 6k. my first oil change was at around 5.5k miles. my mm is now telling me that my oil is at 10% and i'm just over 10k. so close to 5k for this next one.
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:51 AM
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Yeah, your mileage may vary obviously. I am getting 10k out of my oil change interval by following the maintenance minder. Just passed 30k, and did my 3rd oil change. The last change I did was 10k miles after the previous change and the minder still said 15% on it, so I may have been able to push it to 11k.

I am OCD now about checking my oil level every thousand miles, however. With that long of an interval, some loss of oil is expected I guess.
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:39 PM
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Thanks everyone for the reply! Definitely puts my mind to ease, but I will need to get used to having 5-7k or more before an oil change.

As for the other codes, that will signal a service, not being there anymore if I choose to get an oil change early.. is that true?
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Old 08-06-2015, 07:44 AM
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Does anyone know the part number of this cover? Mine was damaged and i'm looking to replace.
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Old 08-06-2015, 07:54 AM
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Does anyone know the part number of this cover? Mine was damaged and i'm looking to replace.
Pretty sure it's 74110-TL2-A00

See Engine shield - AcuraZine Community for more details.
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:25 AM
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I just changed my oil
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:26 PM
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Interested in this under conver / pan guard / skid plate. Anyone know a part number or even a official name for it?
Maybe one I could buy off someone?
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:46 PM
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Interested in this under conver / pan guard / skid plate. Anyone know a part number or even a official name for it?
Maybe one I could buy off someone?
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Pretty sure it's 74110-TL2-A00

See Engine shield - AcuraZine Community for more details.


Umm. Do you mean the "ACURA TSX ENGINE COVER ASSY. (LOWER)" with Part Number "74110-TL2-A00" that was quite literally mentioned 2 and 3 posts before yours?

This one: https://www.acuraoemparts.com/delray...R_ASSY._(LOWER)
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:53 PM
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That will be the day a dealer does not charge for the washer?
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:57 AM
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I just checked my dip stick. I dont burn oil
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:06 AM
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Thank you for this tutorial! Using this and a youtube video, I was successfully able to do an oil change on my used 2011 Acura TSX wagon after I bought it.
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